Palace: No Duterte order suspending loans, grants from 18 countries backing PH killings probe

MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang denied Friday that President Rodrigo Duterte issued an order terminating all financial assistance from the 18 countries that voted to approve a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution calling for an investigation into the Philippines' drug war killings. "The President has not issued any memorandum suspending loans and negotiations involving 18 countries that voted in favor of the Iceland resolution," Duterte spokesman and chief legal counsel Salvador Panelo told reporters in a text message. Panelo issued the statement after the Inquirer reported that a confidential memorandum dated August 27 from the Office of the President ordered a...Keep on reading: Palace: No Duterte order suspending loans, grants from 18 countries backing PH killings probe

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